On Thursday, Governor Walker will declare July 28th Opportunity Inc Day across the State. He will also be the keynote speaker at Opportunity Inc.'s 45h anniversary gala that day. There is a dark side to this story.
I stumbled upon a shocking letter to the editor in the Jefferson Daily Union from an Opportunity Inc. employee who felt an obligation to tell the truth. Turns out Opportunity Inc. employs a lot of temp workers at minimum wage levels with no hope for advancement, zero health care, no holiday pay on Christmas, and they don't even provide a comfortable work environment. Walker wants to HONOR this modern-day American sweatshop.
Perhaps the most telling fact in this disgusting story is that temp workers have been told there is no work on Thursday due to the Governor's visit, so they will not be paid.